Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica
Online ISSN : 1881-1736
Print ISSN : 0030-154X
The Aging of Human Meissner's Corpuscles as Evidenced by Parallel Sectioning
Teruko IWASAKINoboru GOTOJun GOTOHiromitsu EZUREHiroshi MORIYAMA
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2003 Volume 79 Issue 6 Pages 185-189

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We examined cross-sectional areas of Meissner's corpuscles to evaluate the changes in their morphology and density that occur during the aging process. Our study of 10 tissue specimens from the right index finger pulp of 10 males, showed that both the size and the number of Meissner's corpuscles decrease with age. We claim greater accuracy in our data thanks to the use of a new sectioning method, namely parallel sectioning of the skin.

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